The Disappearance Of

Teresa Lynn Butler


Bonnie M. Wells

This case fits into the [42 day pattern]: See 42 Days & Holding

Email Information:

Teresa Lynn Butler is 35 years old, 5' 7", 110 pds, dark brown hair, brown eyes, mother of two boys, ages 2 & 4; married to Gary Dale Butler and lives in Risco MO. She went missing anywhere from ten o'clock the night of January 24th, to nine o'clock the morning of January 25th, 2006.

The boys were home alone, when their dad, Dale came in from work on the morning of 25th. No forced entry: Only things taken were.... jeep cd player; play station and games; a video camera; digital camera; her purse and cell phone; mag flash light:

They say the only clues were: The light bulb on the porch was unscrewed; one tire track-which belonged to her dad; and a boot track.

We cant find anything about her doing drugs, We've found nothing so far about her having a boy friend.

She worked at Wal-Mart in Dexter, about 20 miles away. She was scheduled to work the 25th.

Her case # is 06-356-003, the investigating agency is - New Madrid county Sheriffs Dept. Terry Stevens. Investigating Detectives are Jason Ward and Mike Bixier. Phone: 1-573-748-2516


Clips From News Articles On The Net:

RISCO - At 10:25 a.m. [January 25th, 2006] the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department was alerted that Teresa Lynn Butler was missing from her Risco home.

Sheriff Terry Stevens said Gary Dale Butler returned to the couple's home on County Road 241 at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday after having worked the night shift at his job in Blytheville, Ark.

When Butler arrived home he found the couple's 2-year-old and 4-year-old children alone.

Stevens said when officers arrived at the house, everything appeared to be in order. As officers processed the scene they determined a video game console and camera were missing from inside the house and a CD player had been removed from a vehicle outside the house. The only personal items missing of Mrs. Butler's were her purse and cell phone, the sheriff said.

"Everybody we have talked to said that it is highly unusual that she would have left the babies by themselves," said Stevens. "They described her as good momma."

According to Stevens there were no signs of forced entry at the house. Butler is described as 5-foot, 7-inches tall; brown, almost shoulder length hair; brown eyes:

Persons with information about the case are asked to call the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department at 748-2516.

From: The Charley Project:

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: January 25, 2006 from Risco, Missouri

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: November 26, 1970

Age: 35 years old

Height and Weight: 5'7, 110 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair, brown eyes. Teresa's right ear is pierced twice and her left ear three times. She has a Caesarean section scar on her abdomen and she has noticeable dimples.

Details of Disappearance

Teresa is believed to have disappeared from her residence on County Road 241, also known as Eight Ditch Road, just off of Highway 62 near Risco, Missouri on January 25, 2006. She was last heard from when she spoke to a relative on the phone at 10:00 p.m. the previous day. Teresa's husband, Gary Dale Butler, came home at 10:00 a.m. on January 25 after working the night shift at his place of work, and found his wife missing and their two sons, aged two and four years, home alone. She has never been heard from again.

The family's video camera, PlayStation with games, Nintendo Game Cube with games, large Mag-Lite flashlight, digital camera and car stereo disappeared with Teresa, along with her purse and cellular phone, but her wedding rings, black leather jacket and her forest-green Jeep were left behind. She normally took off her wedding rings every night before bed. There were no signs of forced entry to the home and no blood or indications that a struggle had taken place, but a key was found broken off in a lock at the residence.

Cellular phone records revealed that a call was placed from Teresa's phone at 3:16 a.m. on the day of her disappearance, to a residence in Gideon, Missouri. The man who lived there did not answer the phone at the time. He does not know Teresa or any of her family. After her disappearance, Teresa's cellular phone was used to place a call to Clarkton, Missouri, to a home where two elderly women lived together. The women do not know Teresa either and stated they answered the phone but heard nothing from the other end. Authorities are uncertain why the calls were made.

Gary stated his wife was not having any problems prior to her disappearance, but her coworkers stated she had received upsetting phone calls from Gary's ex-wife. She told her father Gary's ex-wife had threatened her. Gary maintains that the differences between Teresa and his former wife were amicably resolved. It is unclear whether his ex-wife or the phone calls have anything to do with Teresa's disappearance.

Teresa's disappearance is considered suspicious, as she has no history of instability or of leaving without warning, and it would be uncharacteristic of her to leave her children unattended. Her husband has been ruled out as a suspect in her case. Teresa was employed in the photo department of Wal-Mart in Dexter, Missouri at the time of her disappearance, and was scheduled to work at noon on the day she went missing, but never showed up. Foul play is suspected in her disappearance.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

New Madrid County Sheriff's Office


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Some Maps


Risco to Blytheville / 66.4 miles:

Risco to Dexter / 24.6 miles:

My Contribution

I did not go looking for the above case. I seldom 'look' for a case, as I feel if it is meant for me, then someone will bring it to me and ask for my help. And so it was in this case. The woman who wrote to me is named Mary, and her sister is Shirley.

The information [on page two] is for Mary and Shirley.

It is my opinion that the disappearance of Teresa Butler is directly connected to the disappearance and murder of Amanda Tusing.

Although there's a few years between the ages of the two women, they bear a resemblance to one another with dark, shoulder length hair that is parted slightly left of center and no bangs.

Both have 'connections to Blytheville' - Amanda worked there and so does Teresa's husband:

The following pieces of information come from my own files. None comes from law enforcement although all of it has been given to law enforcement at one time or another:

For several years I believed that people were being murdered because they had names or birthdays, anniversaries or addresses that fit into the personal lives of those around me. I have seen the 'symbolic murders' of my sister, my daughter, and my friend Mysde.

I have documented each and every case and shown the pattern of thought within the mind of a maniac. There has been many other things that have happened that have not involved actual murder. There have been arsons, breaking and enterings, rapes, and other things that have occurred on dates that are important to me, my family and my friends.

The person whom I have watched and based my opinions upon is known on this web site as Wild Bill. I personally believe he is a killer, but there again, that's just my opinion.

A few months ago I discovered some things that lead me to believe that I am not the first [nor the last] woman that Wild Bill became obsessed with. And to be honest, I was relieved to discover that it wasn't 'all my fault,' as I had felt and believed for so very long.

The problem is [every woman] in his life, and I think it began with his sister, and was later transferred to his wives, and then to me and my family, and finally has landed upon the head of his present girlfriend. She has the same first name as my friend that I call Mysde, so I refer to her as Mysde #2. Someday I'll probably be forced to give her correct name ... just as soon as he kills someone with her name, that is.

** [2007 Note: Well, here we go folks. Better check out the Cindy Song page! So, from now on I will be using Mysde # 1 and Mysde # 2's correct first names: My friend - 'Mysde number' one is Sindee Davis [her live in boy friend's last name is Evans. Some people think they are married, but they aren't], whereas Wild Bill's girlfriend - 'Mysde number two' is Cindy [B.] Same first name, spelled a little differently]

Cindy B. was once married to a man whose last name was Martin. He is the father of her twins, - a boy and a girl.

In the late 1990's and into the early 2000's Cindy's ex-husband and the twins lived in [Blytheville, Arkansas.] Her ex-husband worked in a [Blytheville steel mill].

Wild Bill has one sister, while his girlfriend, Cindy B. has two sisters.

Wild Bill's sister's birthday is [January 24th] and one of Cindy's sister's name is Teresa! (2012 Note: Wild Bill's sister died of cancer in March of 2008)

Cindy's son got into some serious trouble while residing with his father in Blytheville, Arkansas and ended up in a youth prison in Jonesboro until he turned 21. When he was released, he came back to this area and went to work at a local [WalMart super center].

Cindy B. recently complained that Wild Bill leaves the house and says he's going to WalMart .... is gone for several hours and comes home with nothing. I reported this exact thing to police many years ago .... and many, many times. I said then, and I say now .... "He's stalking. He's selecting victims. He's following women to see where they live. He's watching to see what their husband looks like and where he works." This has been going on for years and years.

Wild Bill and Cindy B. were separated from July 2005 until December 2005. No one knows exactly where he was or what he was doing during these 5 months, but I'd guarantee his rage continued after they re-united at Christmas time.

The name 'Dexter' is very important and is symbolic of yet another 'Martin' in this equation. It is well known by Wild Bill.

Wild Bill went to Blytheville, Arkansas with Cindy B. on more than one occasion to visit her son. I'd guarantee he roamed the entire area while she was visiting, and this includes the area where her ex-husband worked. He no longer works in the steel mill in Arkansas, and has relocated to a 'northern' state: Her son is also out of the area now, as is his twin sister.

If I were an 'investigating officer' I'd be real tempted to contact the people who received phone calls from Teresa's cell phone and ask if they knew Wild Bill, or better yet, T. Martin or his son ... T. Martin, Jr. (or any other 'Martin')

If I'm right -- it appears to me that we are into the {J} months/strikes. In order to complete the [J Trio] there will be three strikes .... just like there was in the {A} months.

Okay, lets look at what we have:

Many of the cases that I believe my suspect may be involved in consist of three victims per theme. Therefore I have coined the term "The Trios."

Teresa Butler fits into 2 seperate trios, the 124 and the J, and holds the middle position in each:

The 124 Trio:

Crystal Gail Soles // Teresa Lynn Butler // Joan Renee Cook
1-24-05 1-24-06 1-24-10

Victim Identification Characteristics And Patterns:

124 Trio Completion: 5 years

124 Trio Hair Color Occurance: blonde, dark, dark

124 Trio Ages: 28, 35, 45

124 Theme: Birthday

124 Trio Sequence: Forward

Circumstances: Walking Toward Home / At Home / Walking Away From Home

Status: Missing; Missing; Missing


Unusual Common Denominators:

Soles Nickname - Frog:

Cooke had tattoo of a - Frog:

'frog' connection, if any to Butler, - unknown:


The 'J' Trio

Amanda Renee Tusing Teresa Butler Allison Jackson-Foy

{June 14th (2000)}{January 24 (06)} {July 29th, (06)}

Tusing DOB: 12*6*79 {age 20} // Butler DOB: 11*26*70 {age 35} // Foy DOB: 3*2*1972 {age 34}

Victim Identification Characteristics And Patterns:

J Trio Completion: 6 years

J Trio Hair Color Occurance: dark, dark, blonde

J Trio Ages: 20, 35, 34

J Theme: Anniversary; Birthday; Birthday

J Trio Sequence: Scrambled

Circumstances: Going Home / At Home / Out for the evening, possibly heading home.

Status: Found Murdered; Missing; Found Murdered


Unusual Common Denominators:

Soles Nickname - Frog:

Cooke had tattoo of a - Frog:

'frog' connection, if any to Butler, - unknown:



Research 2011 by BMW

The Butler-Frog Connection:

Beautiful frog Butler statue holding a serving tray. This gorgeous beauty is part of a collection of hand crafted statue replicas. It is sure to be a perfect piece to add to any collection. It is fully functional and can be used to hold drinks or party appetizers.

This antique reproduction statue is used in many establishments and occasions. It is used as part of home decor, restaurant decor, bar decor, club decor, retails store decor, special events decoration, home kitchen decor, media room decor, game room decor, hotel decor, commercial businesses decor and as a wonderful gift idea to give to that special one on any special occasion. It is sure to attract crowd's attention and is a wonderful conversation piece. This collectible figurine is made from durable materials using cast resin mold mixed with fiberglass. It is hand painted to the highest detail by professional artisans whose skills have been passed down to them for generations.

web site where I found this frog butler


Even though the 'symbolic duplications and murders' normally require 3 years from beginning to end, sometimes the straight 'trios' are different and require less time, or in some instances more time. In the "J Trio" we see a full 6 year span of time. Possibly because of the distance involved.

If I've figured things correctly, the J Trio is complete and we should be moving on to something else -- God only knows what. It may be the completion of a project that was started several years ago, or it may be the beginning of a new one.

This concludes my work on Teresa's case: // BMW January 2012:

Dale Butler

RISCO, Mo. - It's been almost nine months since Teresa Butler simply disappeared. Her husband reported the 35-year-old missing when he returned home from his overnight job, back in January.

Now Dale Butler has even more problems, and he's turning to you for help. "My little one says daddy our house is broke. I say daddy don't have no money to fix it," Dale Butler says. He says his world began crumbling around him when his wife disappeared in January.

But the heavy, unforgiving rains in New Madrid county last month, brought more of his world caving in. "I've got pride.I don't really like to ask people but I know my son and he don't need to be here. There's bacteria and mildew, and he's already taking breathing treatments for asthma," he says.

Butler doesn't have insurance, so for now he keeps the boys beds covered up hoping to keep them dry. "There's mildew, but I don't want to leave in case my wife comes home," he says.

"He wants to be here when she walks back in the door," Paula Pearson says. She like other townsfolk in Risco supports Butler's unwavering beliefs. Pearson also spearheads a long term recovery team that helps people affected by disasters - and hopes Dale's next.

"We just wanted to help Dale raise enough money to fix the house back up, so when Teresa comes home she'll know dale's taken good care of the boys and everything," she says. "Miracles happen everyday- that's what I'm hoping for," Butler says.

In the meantime Butler holds his kids close, and gently explains to them they may have lost their bedroom and many of their toys, but they'll never lose their parent's love.

To add to his troubles, Butler's currently out of work after hurting his back in a recent car crash.

If you'd like to help the family there's a fund set up at the Sun Security Bank in Risco.

You can also call Paula Pearson at (573) 396-5511, if you'd like to volunteer labor or materials.

The New Madrid County Sheriff says investigators are still following up on every lead they get, and Butler's also set to share his story on the Montel Williams show in New York at the end of the month.


The Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) is a unit of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation responsible for the analysis of serial violent and sexual crimes, organizationally situated within the Critical Incident Response Group's (CIRG) National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC).

The pattern that links serial homicides is what is commonly referred to as "signature". VICAP operates under the knowledge that serial homicides are almost always sexually and control driven with a consistent evolving signature present in each murder.

In the summer of 2008, the ViCAP program made their database available to all law enforcement agencies through a secure internet link.

Bonnie M. Wells

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